There are 8 ways to get from Sofia to Minsk by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Minsk  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Minsk (MSQ) SOF - MSQ

$104 - $244

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Bus Maximov Tours  •  44 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdika to Odessa Central Bus Sofia-Varna-Odessa
  2. Take the bus from Odessa to Minsk

$61 - $104

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Fly to Vilnius, train  •  12 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Vilnius (VNO) SOF - VNO
  2. Take the train from Vilnius(LT) to Minsk-Passajirskii

$91 - $220

Bus, train Austrian Railways (ÖBB)  •  34 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Vienna
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Minsk-Passajirskii R / ...

$72 - $105

Bus Tourbus Bulgaria  •  35 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia Serdika to Kraków
  2. Take the bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Minsk K319

$110 - $190

Bus Ecolines, train  •  42 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Sofia to Vilnius
  2. Take the train from Vilnius(LT) to Minsk-Passajirskii D

$118 - $173

Train  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the train from Sofia to Ruse 462
  2. Take the train from Ruse(BG) to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
  3. Take the train from Bucharest - Gara de Nord to Kazatin Tovarnij
  4. Take the train from Kazatin Tovarnij to Minsk-Passajirskii

$76 - $108

Drive  •  22 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Sofia to Minsk 1173.7 miles

$180 - $280

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No, there is no direct bus from Sofia to Minsk. However, there are services departing from Sofia Serdika and arriving at Minsk via Kraków, Kraków MDA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sofia to Minsk. However, there are services departing from Sofia and arriving at Minsk-Passajirskii via Ruse(BG), Bucharest - Gara de Nord and Kazatin Tovarnij. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 0 h.

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The distance between Sofia and Minsk is 1284 km. The road distance is 1878 km.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Minsk without a car is to bus and train which takes 34 h 23 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 33 min to get from Sofia to Minsk, including transfers.

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Sofia to Minsk bus services, operated by Tourbus Bulgaria, depart from Sofia Serdika station.

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Sofia to Minsk train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), depart from Sofia station.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Minsk is to fly which takes 8 h 33 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 35 h 30 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 2 days 0 h.

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There is no direct flight from Sofia Airport to Minsk Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Sofia to Minsk bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Minsk station.

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Map of how to get from Sofia to Minsk.
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  • Distance: 802.5 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 33 min

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Minsk, Belarus?

Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Sofia to Minsk every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sofia to Minsk via Kraków and Kraków, Kraków MDA in around 35 h 30 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Minsk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $320
Flights from Sofia to Vilnius via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Sofia to Minsk via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Sofia to Vilnius via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Sofia to Minsk via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Flights from Sofia to Vilnius via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Vilnius via Larnaca
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $260
Flights from Sofia to Vilnius via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $280
Flights from Sofia to Vilnius via Dortmund
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sofia to Minsk via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Sofia to Vilnius via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $300
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Sofia to Minsk via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $320
Flights from Sofia to Vilnius via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $360
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Sofia to Vilnius via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $410
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Vilnius via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$55 - $230
Train operators
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
Phone
(+370) 700 55111
Email
nuomone@litrail.lt
Website
litrail.lt
Train from Vilnius(LT) to Minsk-Passajirskii
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Minsk-Passajirskii
Ave. Duration
19 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Ruse
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Ruse(BG) to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
bdz.bg
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Bucharest - Gara de Nord to Kazatin Tovarnij
Ave. Duration
23 h 33 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Vienna
Ave. Duration
13 h 53 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Tourbus Bulgaria
Phone
00359 2 980 68 62
Email
touringbus@touring.bg
Website
touring.bg
Bus from Sofia Serdika to Kraków
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Schedules at
touring.bg
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Minsk
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Visit Tour
Website
vt.by
Bus from Krakow to Minsk
Ave. Duration
15 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
vt.by
Maximov Tours
Website
maximovtours.com
Bus from Sofia Serdika to Odessa Central Bus
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
maximovtours.com
Eurotrans
Website
eurotrans.by
Bus from Odessa to Minsk
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
eurotrans.by

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Minsk is 1 h ahead of Sofia. It is currently 12:02 PM in Sofia and 12:02 PM in Minsk.

Sofia to Minsk train services, operated by Ukrainian Railways (UZ), arrive at Minsk-Passajirskii station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sofia to Minsk is 1878 km. It takes approximately 22 h 8 min to drive from Sofia to Minsk.

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Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines, Aeroflot Russian Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Sofia Airport to Minsk Airport.

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There are 1288+ hotels available in Minsk. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sofia to Sofia Airport is to line 84 shuttle which takes 34 min and costs .

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